Phase two of Lusk Com­mu­nity Col­lege now slated for 2019

Fingal Independent - - NEWS -

THE long wait for the sec­ond phase of Lusk Com­mu­nity Col­lege go on for an­other two years with the new build­ing now slated for de­liv­ery in 2019.

The con­stant de­lays in the project brought frus­trated par­ents and the whole school com­mu­nity onto the streets in protest but the De­part­ment of Ed­u­ca­tion has now ad­mit­ted the new school build­ing will not be ready un­til 2019. Deputy Brendan Ryan who quizzed the De­part­ment of Ed­u­ca­tion on the is­sue in the Dáil re­cently, said the 2019 de­liv­ery date for the much-de­layed project is ‘un­ac­cept­able’.

Deputy Ryan told the Fingal In­de­pen­dent: ‘Ac­cord­ing to the Min­is­ter, work will not be­gin un­til later in 2017 and will take 18 months to com­plete.

‘ That means the next phase of the school will not be ready un­til 2019.’

The lo­cal Labour TD added: ‘ This is to­tally un­ac­cept­able. I am call­ing on Min­is­ter Bru­ton to take a hands on ap­proach and to push this project for­ward as a mat­ter of ur­gency. Two years is too long to wait.’

More wor­ry­ing for those in Lusk anx­iously wait­ing for news on the project is that 2019 date as­sumes there are no fur­ther is­sues with the project that might de­lay it fur­ther.

The Min­is­ter for Ed­u­ca­tion, Richard Bru­ton told the Deputy that ‘Sub­ject to no is­sues aris­ing it is an­tic­i­pated that con­struc­tion will com­mence in late 2017 and the project is sched­uled to take ap­prox­i­mately 18 months to com­plete.’

Deputy Brendan Ryan.

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